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Harbingers of Spring 2011, Jamestown Style

I received a big pot of  pansies for my birthday last week. I put them outside during the day and in the garage at night. I may have killed them. The temperatures last week? Well, let’s just say the daytime temperatures were about 10 degrees below the norm for this time of the year.

This morning, it was 38 and, with the wind felt like 25. But I noticed some things. It’s April 1. The
daffodils are up and have buds (though tightly closed). The pussy willows are actually just past their
prime and are starting to sprout.

At Dutch Harbor, in West Ferry this week, I saw 3 cars in front of covered boats, and heard the whirring sound of industry readying boats for the season. Bill and May Munger and their able crew at Conanicut Marina are putting out the moorings and readying the docks on the harbor front. At Clarke’s Boatyard there is lots of work going on indicating the hope of the boating season approaching.

Last week I noticed something on Sunday. The first is that in the north end where my husband and I walk our dog each week, there were quite a few cars. This is not completely rare, but what I noticed is a true harbinger of spring.  About 5 of the cars had out of state license plate and were driving very slowly, taking in the views and looking at the homes.

I may be an optimist, but in real estate, this truly is a harbinger of spring. I’ve been selling real estate since 1989. I’ve always lived in the northeast neighborhood of Jamestown on or just off, East Shore Road. Never does a spring approach that I don’t notice the cars, driving slowly , taking in the views and looking at the homes. That’s how it begins. There is hope.

-Ginny


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Your Source for Jamestown Summer Vacation Homes

If you haven’t already made your summer plans, now is the time to get going!  What better place to unwind than our quiet island close to Newport.  Did you know that in addition to selling real estate, Island Realty also specializes in rentals? 


Our rental department has an extensive list of charming cottages/homes available to suit any need, whether it’s a vacation home, long or short-term lease.  We are also Jamestown’s main source for locating rentals for the Naval War College.  While you’re here, take advantage of all that Jamestown has to offer.


You might try these fun activities:


-Go clam digging.  Then cook up your catch!


-Take a picnic to Ft. Wetherill State Park.


-Enjoy an evening in Newport by way of the 49 passenger water taxi that leaves from Conanicut Marina.


-Visit Beavertail Lighthouse, the third oldest in the country.


-Let the kids expend some energy at the playground.  It is a fantastic place to play, complete with Clatter bridge, SS Jamestown boat, sandbox and huge tire swing.  There are picnic tables and the Jamestown Public Library right next door, which offers story hours.


-Sunbathe and build sand castles at Mackerel Cove beach.


-Go for a bike ride and visit the historic windmill.

-When you’re done, treat yourself to an ice cream cone at Spinnakers.


 *Give us a call at Island Realty (401.423.2200) for all of your rental needs.  Ask for Dan or Mary Beth.  You can also peruse our rental inventory and see photos at www.islandrealtyri.com and go to Rentals!

 

Open Houses a Success and Mackerel Cove

Spring is rearing it's beautiful, sunny head here in Jamestown.  We have been lucky to enjoy some refreshing weather this week, signifying the light at the end of winter's tunnel.  It's open house season and what a start!  Island Realty held 3 open houses this past Sunday with around 50 people showing up to take a look.  Get ready for more to come.  Check the Jamestown Press every week for updates.

Springing forward even further, mark your calendars for the start of the summer season at Mackerel Cove on June 11.  For those of you that don't know, this is Jamestown's gem of a beach.  It is a fantastic place to spend the summer days.  It is staffed with lifeguards, has public bathrooms, great sand, calm waters and quite possibly the most enticing part...The Del's truck is parked there most days!

Here's a little teaser photo for what's to come!

Mackerel Cove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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